Monday, August 25, 2008

"Tell me anything you want, any old lie will do..."

Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood

More Seattle Sub Pop for you. This is one many great songs that make up the Fleet Foxes self-titler - which presently sits very high up on my best of '08 list. Somehow, we are 3/4 of the way through this year. Crazy.
Get it on Vinyl and not only will you get download codes, but also The Sun Giant - their Sub Pop debut EP.


  1. Hey Payton--talk a bit more about FF would ya--I just posted that I am having a hard time getting as excited as everyone else. I think they are solid and have lots of potential but this album didn't really wow me like it seems to for so many. Thanks.

  2. I kinda know what cps is talkin about. Apart from the vocals, my first couple listens left me something less than awestruck. But that second half of the album really seals it for me now. They never let the folk get too cloying, yet it's always pretty.

  3. so both of you are suggesting I need to get off the disc and onto vinyl--or at least listen to it like vinyl and pay more attention to side B! It is funny--when I was heavy into records, I didn't mind if one side was middlin' if I love the other, but now with discs the pressure is on for the whole thing to hold together (not that Payton is saying it doesn't).

  4. tim, you got word of the day toilet paper? that one i like.

    i haven't really started 'best of' list yet, but i really like it. Just when it sets you down long enough to become weary, it pans and grabs your attention like minstrels in a forest. woah.

    and the needle does make a difference - especially with their style. Which is what it all comes down to. You can make vocal comparisions, sure, but no one else is making this sound.

  5. p, you know i substitute pages of the OED for tp.

    i think it's the best release so far this year. and you're right, their's is a sound wholly their own. i have yet to find myself saying "hey, that sounds like Fleet Foxes"

  6. the first chord of ragged wood sounds like a 60s/70s hit, any ideas? this is killing me!